Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned Image
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  • Summary: 2000 years of heresy, betrayal and lies. One frightening truth. Solve a real-life mystery with the third title in the award-winning Gabriel Knight series. Game writer and designer Jane Jensen brings you Gabriel and Grace in their most controversial adventure ever. Enter the small French2000 years of heresy, betrayal and lies. One frightening truth. Solve a real-life mystery with the third title in the award-winning Gabriel Knight series. Game writer and designer Jane Jensen brings you Gabriel and Grace in their most controversial adventure ever. Enter the small French village pf Rennes-le-Château, and begin the path to your destiny ? unraveling an enigma that may shatter your most closely-held beliefs. Play as both Gabriel Knight and Grace Nakamura as you learn more about what is hidden in the hills of France. But beware your life, your faith and your soul. For once the truth is found, there is no erasing it. [Sierra] Expand
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  1. One of the hardest I've played. It's DEFINITELY not for the novice adventurer. Rather, it's a rich, multi-course feast for the adventure connoisseur.
  2. With some of the best graphics and artwork in the field, Blood of the Sacred is a visual feast. With memorable characters and an addicting storyline, it's a world that you won't want to leave and one that you will return and visit for many of your days.
  3. Great story, acting, interface, are all wrapped up to create one of the best adventure games yet.
  4. An incredible, audacious attempt that doesn't quite live up to its goals. Easily one of the most complex stories ever told in a computer game. Highly recommended as both the continuation of a great series and on the strength of its high points.
  5. The gameplay is quite excellent, but Tim Curry is so off-putting that it almost makes this one a tough call. [Mar 2000, p.90]
  6. If you are looking for believable characters, good acting and dialogue, lots of bloody, horror-style vampire action, and a nice looking smooth 3D engine, you'll want to look elsewhere. If, on the other hand, you are a history buff entertained by a more thoughtful experience, have the desire to play master sleuth, or really have a thing for Tim Curry and the Gabriel Knight series, give this a try.
  7. There's no easy way to say this, but the game that adventure fans have patiently been waiting for has proved to be one of the biggest disappointments of the year so far, at least as far as this reviewer is concerned.

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  1. MichasH.
    Mar 6, 2005
    10
    It's sooooo cool game!
  2. JamesM.
    Mar 28, 2008
    10
    In short, an incredible game. Easily the best written, and most intelligently developed adventure series of all time. All we could ever ask In short, an incredible game. Easily the best written, and most intelligently developed adventure series of all time. All we could ever ask for is Gabriel Knight 4. Expand
  3. Gabrielknight
    Aug 16, 2005
    10
    Should have got 11 out of 10.
  4. [Anonymous]
    Feb 8, 2006
    10
    Best adventure game yet. One word: great. Definitely a must have. It's not understandable why Sierra chose to shut the series down.
  5. ClarkK.
    Jan 1, 2008
    10
    Despite graphics which have not aged too well (decent for their time, and definitely passable for today), Gabriel Knight 3 has a lot going Despite graphics which have not aged too well (decent for their time, and definitely passable for today), Gabriel Knight 3 has a lot going for it. Its deep and intricate story chronicling the mysterious legacy of Rennes-le-Chateau in France is infinitely compelling, and every facet of the game's construction, from music, dialog, puzzles, and characters, create an incredible experience culminating in one hell of a satisfying ending. For anyone who plays adventure games, this game (and the rest of the series, at that) is required playing. Gabriel Knight 3 is not a perfect game; as I said the graphics are mediocre, and one or two puzzles are a bit illogical. But still, I can't imagine giving this game anything less than a 10. Everything good about it outshines and erases anything bad you can find. Expand
  6. TomiV.
    Jan 3, 2007
    9
    GREAT game with absolutely fantastic story. Jane Jensen is genious.
  7. Dec 12, 2012
    8
    It's fun exploring Southern France in this third iteration of the Gabriel Knight series but sometimes the puzzles are a little too difficultIt's fun exploring Southern France in this third iteration of the Gabriel Knight series but sometimes the puzzles are a little too difficult for my liking. Since this is the first Gabriel Knight to switch to 3D graphics, the game hasn't exactly aged well either and doesn't have the same charm as the original's painted pixels or the second's FMV. Collapse